Family fun on Shasta Lake!

Shasta Lake - Shasta Lake, CA (Shasta County)

Brown Trout
Not a bad way to start your brown trout fishing career!
Photo Credit: Captain Jeff Goodwin

by Jeff Goodwin

Today I fished with the Bartch family who came up to Shasta Lake to catch some brown trout.  We started a little later in the morning hoping for the rain to pass, but had no such luck.  We did finish the day with no wind or rain which was a great!  The bite has been really short and usually comes in two's.  Today was no different and we ran into three bite periods all day.  Fortunately, we found the late morning and afternoon brown bite and everyone got to land one.  The fish are still up top and its likely to stay that way until the lake warms up a bit.  We saw 52 degrees in the main body by days end thats a step in the right direction.  The brown bite is still a little behind schedule for this time of the year, but it should turn on quickly when it does catch up.  I have some available dates still in May if you want to get in on a chance of catching a big Shasta Lake brown trout!

Jeff Goodwin is a full time Northern California fishing guide.  He guides year round for salmon, trout, steelhead, Kokanee, and bass on Northern California rivers and lakes. He fishes many bodies of water in the Redding area, but also guides the Sacramento River and Feather River during certain times of the year. Jeff can also be found on the California coast chasing ocean fresh King salmon and steelhead each year. To learn more about the fishing trips Jeff has to offer, please visit Jeff Goodwin's Guide Service.  You can also find him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or please feel free to call him anytime at (707) 616-1905.

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